Nearly every MN county has distance learning-level COVID-19 infection rate

The numbers continue to skyrocket in Minnesota.
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The number of Minnesota counties above the 50 cases per 10,000 residents threshold that calls for distance learning has almost doubled in the past week.

Thirty-four counties were above the threshold last week, but there are now 62 counties above the distance learning for all grades threshold out of 87

What's more, 23 counties are in the threshold (30 to less than 50 cases per 10,000 residents) that dictates distance learning for grades 6-12 and a hybrid model for elementary students. 

There are two counties in the range of 20 to less than 30 cases per 10,000 residents. Most shocking, perhaps, is that there are zero counties in the lowest two tiers of the state's learning model guidance. 

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The two counties in the 20-30 range are Koochiching (21.35) and Mower (28.28). 

Last week's report included seven counties above 100 cases per 10,000 residents. This week there are 18 counties at or above the 100 level. They are: 

  • Polk: 191.83
  • Roseau: 168.15
  • Nobles: 152.02
  • Kittson: 136.84
  • Marshall: 130.96
  • Todd: 130.93
  • Big Stone: 123.60
  • Clay: 123.41
  • Morrison: 115.94
  • Stearns: 115.67
  • Benton: 115.64
  • Rock: 113.67
  • Norman: 108.25
  • Kandiyohi: 107.83
  • Hubbard: 107.37
  • Clearwater: 104.40
  • Chisago: 102.69
  • Wadena: 100.40

Here are the infection rates for the seven-county metro:

  • Anoka: 75.90 (up from 48.70 last week)
  • Carver: 39.54 (up from 25.59 last week)
  • Dakota: 49.35 (up from 33.40 last week)
  • Hennepin: 51.00 (up from 34.25 last week)
  • Ramsey: 49.95 (up from 34.07 last week)
  • Scott: 60.75 (up from 37.32 last week)
  • Washington: 86.30 (up from 58.49 last week)

You can see the full list of Minnesota's 87 counties and their infection rates per 10,000 residents dating back to May right here.

"Any increase in case incidence can represent a greater risk, but schools may consider a 14-day case rate of 10 or more cases per 10,000 to be an elevated risk of disease transmission within the local community, especially when the level of cases per week is sustained or increasing over time," the state health department says.

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